Two-day forum examines democratic transitions

06 Jun 2011

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UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Egypt Essam Sharaf,  inaugurated the “International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead,” in Cairo which ran from 4 – 5 June.

The 2-day forum examined experiences of countries in the South in managing democratic transitions in recent years, bringing together leading officials who have led transitions in their countries to reflect on their experience, including former presidents Michelle Bachelet of Chile and B.J Habibie of Indonesia, Senior ANC Negotiator in post-Apartheid South Africa, Mac Maharaj and former Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Celso Amorim.